SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center dining room. Take Thomas Run road and go to the roundabout to entrance #2, parking lot C, building C. Link to map and directions

Past meetings


September 8, 2021 Harford Community College Chesapeake Center Building, Dining Hall

7PM Lloyd Snyder: Fall Hive Management



Upcoming Meetings:
October 13, 2021 Dewey Caron via Zoom

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

January 8, 2020 Allen Hayes What is involved in becoming an EAS Master beekeeper
February 12, 2020 Wayne Esasis Climate change and the Honey Bee
May 13, 2020 Cybil Preston Pests and disease
June 10, 2020 Monica Schmitt "Honey Show Ready" Preparing honey for competition
July 8, 2020 Panel discussion "Beyond Honey," value added products from the hive
August 12, 2020 Ray Walker Natural beekeeping overview
September 9, 2020 Panel discussion Preparing hives for winter
October 14, 2020 Ray Walker Technology in the hive
January 13, 2021 Stephan Repasky Single brood chamber management
February 10, 2021 Zac Lamas What can 100 bees and a queen tell us about the bee world? Using this new method to study viral transmission.
March 10, 2021 Dr. Sammy Ramsey Varroa after the fat: Current research endeavors to fight the mite.
April 14, 2021 Panel discussion: spring management
May 12, 2021 Cybil Preston Mite treatment
June 9, 2021 Show and tell: favorite bee gadgets
July 14, 2021 David Papke Hive management techniques